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Jul 21, 2012 2:00pm PDT
>>> hello everyone. i'm don lemon. coming to you live from aurora, colorado you're in the cnn newsroom. let's get you up to speed now on what's happening here in aurora. a community still in deep shock today. the mayor of aurora talked to reporters a few minutes ago. he's been meeting with victims of yesterday's horrific movie theater shooting. this is the mayor. >> one of the people i met with this morning at the hospital was somebody who was hit with buckshot in his back, broken rib, punctured lung, broken coar bone. came out his back at the base of his neck. he is doing well right now, believe it or not. that's because he got to the hospital and because the doctors and nurses at the hospital do the best job that they can do. >> now about the apartment where the suspect, james holmes, lived. police say it was definitely booby trapped, rigged with trip wires and some sort of explosive devices. there is still no all clear from the apartment. ed lavendara is there live for us. i'll talk with him in a minute. 12 people died almost 6 o others injured when the masked man sprayed a
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Jul 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. stay where you are for all the details as we learn them coming up this evening. let's go to cnn's britneanna kuehler. >> the worst drought in 50 years is crippling farmers in the midwest. half of the states in the regime are reported to be in severe to exceptional drought, the region that produces 75% of the nation's corn and soybean crop. it's especially hard on live stock, many ranchers having to sell off herds early. >>> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says the fighting in syria is destroying the country and many syrians would probably agree with him. the opposition says at least 96 people were killed today as battles raged in damascus and other hot spots. dutch journalist sandra van horn is in the capital. >> reporter: a wider area of central damascus it was life almost as usual. now the last three hours a new development has been fierce fighting in the southern suburbs of damascus. i can hear heavy shelling and gun fire and it's been going on with an intensity that i didn't see before in the nine days that i'm in damascus right now. >> the rebels are making gains in othe
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Jul 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT
enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells cnn police and the fbi have discovered a package in the university of colorado mail room that appears to have been mailed by the suspected shooter, james holmes. cnn's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been try
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Jul 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear what the motive is in all of this. they do say though that her credit cards have been used, but there was no apparent ransom that was discussed. a ransom never came up at all. we have more information now from the police chief here at aberdeen. >> he was driving her vehicle, which was a silver lincoln continental.
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Jul 21, 2012 3:00pm PDT
is that moviegoers will not be allowed in the theater wearing costumes or mask. mary snow, cnn, new york. >> thanks for watching. i'm don lemon in aurora, colorado. a live "situation room" with wolf blitzer begins right now. >>> happening now -- police blast into the caused colorado killer's apartment. >> this is some serious stuff that our team is dealing with. >> and discovered devices boopy trapped to kill. plus, stories of heroism among the gunfire, and chilling tales of survival. >> i was just thinking, we've got to get out. >> just a few millimeters in or sent meters in, and i don't think i would have left the theater. >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now, explosives experts in aurora, colorado, are putting themselves in harm's way. they are trying to make sure the apartment left booby trapped by the suspect in the colorado shootings is finally saved. a few hours ago, we watched as crews carefully placeded a robot in the apartment and then waited for it to set off an explosion to take out
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Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. they think that's how he amassed the huge amount of ammunition for his attacks. cnn's ed lavendera is just outside the holmes' apartment complex in aurora. and what are the police and the bomb squads doing right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, it's been a very active last few hours here in this neighborhood. that red brick building you see behind me just to the left of that white truck, that is the building where 24-year-old james holmes lived. and that was where the apartment was that was trapped. they've spent a great deal of time. you heard that explosion. that was deliberately set off by the bomb squad here to begin to try to begin the process of dismantling the trip wires and what they call a very sophisticated setup inside that apartment that could have been very deadly. because of that, authorities now say that they feel that the major threats that were inside that apartment have been diffused, and it's not totally safe yet, but they can begin the process of removing all of the explosive materials that were inside holmes' apartment and they're beginning to take that out. but what's be
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Jul 13, 2012 1:00pm PDT
is preparing to sit down for a one-on-one interview right here on cnn. we're going to ask him to tell us exactly when he left bain capital, why he won't release more of his tax returns. his interview with our own jim acosta coming up here in "the situation room." also, president obama barnstorms across a battleground state he desperately needs to hold. >>> and the chilling video diary recorded by a man plotting to kill his own family. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as we await jim acosta's interview with mitt romney, there are important new developments in a search for a running mate. we're seeing reports that there is now a short list of possibilities and the biggest name on that so-called short list is the former secretary of state, condoleezza rice. let's bring in dana bash. she's working the story for us. the name has been floated out there for a while. but all of a sudden it's getting a bit more imptous. >> interesting you used the term floated. there's no question this is a trial balloon and a clever way for the romney campaign to change the sject from a whol
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Jul 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: some gop sources tell cnn they can't imagine romney would want to reopen wounds from the bush years. last but hardly least, rice's stance on abortion. she calls herself "mildly pro-choice". >> i worry about the government being involved in, but i'm like most americans. i think abortion is a terrible thing. >> reporter: one anti-abortion group already e-mailed around this clip of romney last year saying the running mates he would consider would be anti-abortion. >> i would expect they would all be pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. >> reporter: several prominent conservative leaders tell cnn rice's abortion stance disqualifies her because there's so much distrust of romney on the issue. >> he needs to have a running mate who is without question pro-life. but rather who has a portfolio of leading out on that issue and being a voice for the unborn. >> now, it's important to note that rice herself has had multiple times including to our own piers morgan that she doesn't want the job. and her statements appear to be more airtight and a bit more genuine that others who have said
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Jul 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
springs and we expect to hear from them this afternoon. stay with cnn for more on the fires the rest of the day. >>> nearly 1.4 million people are still without power right now, and as the temps continue to rise, thousands of people across the country are enduring a fourth day without air conditioning. the power outages happened after that storm blasted through the east coast and midwest over the weekend and the outages are now scattered across 11 states and washington, we're talking indiana, ohio, west virginia, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, delaware, kentucky, north carolina, new jersey and also illinois. all of these places without power and here's the most frustrating factors. the power companies are refusing to say when power will be restored. >>> here's a pretty incredible example of just how hot it's been. take a look at wisconsin. highway 29 in chippewa county. the pavement buckled because of the heat so an suv was headed down the road, hit the ramp, and it was sent airborne. we're told that everyone is okay and that the roadway has been repaved and is back open. >>> of a
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Jul 5, 2012 8:00am PDT
. "cnn newsroom" continues with my good pal kyra phillips. >>> good morning. what could have saved the 228 people on an air france flight that plunged into the ocean? new answers today on that 2009 tragedy. >>> a deadly police beating one year ago in fuller ton, california. back in the headlines. what's next in the kelly thomas saga? >>> also this hour, herman cain in the house to tell us all about his new project and share his one-of-a-kind insights on today's headlines. >>> first, though, the road to the white house has always run through ohio, so president obama, of course, hitting the road in ohio. live pictures right now. the tarmac in toledo. soon he'll be on a bus dubbed "betting on america." the first stop the museum in mao me. you'll see that live at 40 past the hour give or take. in the meantime let's bring in cnn's dan lothian who's already there. dan, this is actually the president's first bus tour, right? >> reporter: it is. he has done two other bus tours but those were, as the white house described them, official bus tour. this is the first one of his campaign and th
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Jul 26, 2012 9:00am PDT
the overseas tour. jim acosta, cnn, london. >>. >>> all right. let's take to the streets of london and becky an dderson is parliament square, and beck di ki, people in london reacting to romney's comments or are they? and they are watching the torch make the final round around those historic sites. >> it is going to be said that they are more interested in where the torch is. it is passing through london's most iconic landmarks in the 69th day of a 70-day torch relay. the organizers here in london promise it is a truly national event, and that torch after it arrived from athens 69 days ago and police all over the place and real security here and apologies for that siren, and in the uk, it is something like 13 miles and millions of people have seen it winding through the country. people all over from parliament square here, and then it leaves here to buckingham palace where prince harry and the duke and the duchess of cambridge will be seeing it swapped by charity workers who are the torchbearers, and 173 of them. and so back to romney and the comments, i have done a fair ly unsophisticated s
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Jul 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemployment rate. so it's actually higher than 8.2%. also very key here is minorities. we have to look at what has happened to african-americans. their unemployment rate has gone up for the month of may. it's now nearly 14.5%. it is pretty much double unemployment for whites, hispanics, 11% unemploy
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Jul 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT
to get right to cnn's jim acosta. he's covering mitt romney today delivering some major messages of his own in this race for the white house. jim acosta is joining us from boston right now. what's going on on this day as far as the republican presidential candidate, jim, is concerned? >> reporter: wolf, the back and forth in this campaign right now is all about four words the president said nearly a week ago, the words you didn't build that. the comment has the romney campaign building a new line of attack that is resonating with republicans. republicans hope it's a sign mitt romney is back in business. >> when the president said that, if you got a business, you didn't build it, come here and talk to brian. and you'll learn that in fact he did build this business. >> i take umbrage at the suggestion that people don't start and build businesses. >> now, i'm know some people that think what the president said was just a gaffe. it wasn't a gaffe. it was instead his ideology. >> reporter: on a day he was expected to stay behind closed doors, he was at a truck repair company near his boston
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Jul 20, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the very latest right now starting with cnn's ed lavandera. he's over at the movie theater where all of this unfolded. what is the very latest, ed? >> reporter: wolf, we've just confirmed with a law enforcement source as to where these four guns were purchased. we've been told by this law enforcement source that all four guns were purchased legally within the last six months. two of the guns were purchased at a bass pro shop in the city of denver. one of the guns was purchased at a mountain gander gun store here in the town of aurora. another was purchased at a gander mountain in thornton, colorado, as well. again, law enforcement source saying those guns were purchased legally within the last six months. we're also told by that law enforcement source that they had found a drum magazine that was connected to the ar-15 rifle. this would have given james holmes the ability to shoot about 100 rounds with that magazine. and the source saying obviously that gave him much more capability to fire off many many rounds once inside that theater. and, wolf, what we've learned from talking to wi
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Jul 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
to helping to build greater awareness of the societal issue of child abuse. >> cnn's susan candiotti is joining us now. louis freeh led this study. it was very, very bitter and damming. >> reporter: it was, wolf. right out of the gate, louis freeh made it clear that children were victimized because four top penn state officials did nothing to stop jerry sandusky. and named names including a man's name synonymous with penn state university, the late coach joe paterno. from the moment jerry sandusky was marched before the public branded a predatory pedophile, a troubling question lingered, what did those at penn state university do to stop him? now the public has an answer. >> our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at penn state. >> reporter: louis freeh, hired by the university to investigate its role in the jerry sandusky scandal delivered a scathing 267-page report. 430 interviews, 3.5 million pieces of evidence adding up to one major finding about what they did with evidence of
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Jul 19, 2012 4:00pm EDT
has had little effect on the latest cnn poll of polls which shows the race nearly deadlocked. but another poll from usa today and gallup could be more worrisome for romney. it shows a majority of americans want to see more of the gop contender's tax returns. something mrs. romney told abc is not happening. >> you just want to give more material for more attack. that's just the answer. and we've given all people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how we live our life. >> reporter: meanwhile, romney may be getting a lifeline from all people -- former house speaker nans si pelosi said earlier today that too much time in this campaign has been spent on the tax return issue. meanwhile, over in the senate john mccain tells cnn's piers morgan, his team found nothing in the tax returns that would have disqualified romney in his own vice presidential search four years ago. wolf. >> so i take it this notion that we had earlier in the week that a vice presidential running mate could be selected before he heads off to london for the olympic games and then
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Jul 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
terrorism are here in colorado for the aspen institute security forum that's co-sponsored with cnn and "new york times." today i had a chance to conduct the first-ever public in-depth interview with u.s. navy admiral who planned the raid that killed osama bin laden. admiral william mcraven may not be a household name, but as you're about to see, he's a genuine u.s. hero. this is the guy who's sitting right here who had the guts to tell the commander in chief we should do it, let's do it. and when you ordered that raid and when you said -- you didn't even know for sure that bin laden was abbottabad at that compound about a mile or so away from the west point of pakistan, did you? >> let me make one thing clear, i didn't order the raid. >> but he told the president of the united states that he thought he could do it. [ laughter ] >> i mean, and this is not a small point. the fact of the matter is it was the president of the united states that ordered the raid. >> and he deserves an enormous amount of credit for that decision. >> he does. [ applause ] >> and when he came to the head of special
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Jul 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT
-down interviews including ones with cnn's wolf blitzer and piers morgan. still the obama campaign slammed romney as not ready for primetime while the trip got a more sympathetic response from the white house. >> these are high stakes enterprises that pulling them off is a lot harder than it looks. that they can be very tense especially if they're not going well. >> reporter: signaling that it's turning the page the romney campaign unveiled a new smartphone app adesigned to announce the pick in a few weeks. >> i know what it's like to hire people and wonder whether you're going to make ends meet down the road. >> reporter: romney never openly criticized the president during this overseas trip, but all of that will change later this week when romney heads to the battleground state of colorado, joe. >> jim, i think the question at this stage is whether we've seen an apology from the aide who had that sort of misuse of words there, if you will. >> reporter: joe, there was no official apology from the campaign, but that aide did call a couple of reporters, he did apologize over the phone and the apol
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Jul 5, 2012 11:00am EDT
about 11:40 eastern. you'll hear him live here in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the republican governor of louisiana and former governor of minnesota are tracing the president's route as mitt romney's surrogates. bob j jindal and tim pawlenty call their tour the middle-class promise gap tour. >> this president has been bad for america, bad for ohio. here in ohio where 40,000 fewer jobs than when he took office. average income has gone down $3,000. the list goes on an on. but the bottom line is this. we've gotten tired of the broken promises. we need to elect mitt romney. >> the two are due in parma the next hour. romney himself remains on a working vacation in new hampshire. >>> with the olympics just a few weeks away, police in london are taking no chances. and today they arrested five men and a woman in separate areas of london. the six are suspected of being part of a possible terror plot with potential targets in the uk. nic robertson on this out of london. so what more do we know, nic? >> police are saying it was an intelligence-lead operation that they were involved in the terrori
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Jul 24, 2012 1:00pm PDT
video of the suspect, james holmes' booby trapped apartment tells cnn it was rigged with more than 30 homemade grenades and ten gallons of gasoline. the source says that would have created a fireball knocking out walls engulfing the entire building in flames undoubtedly killing many more people. cnn's ed lavandera is joining us now once again from aurora, colorado. ed, what else are you learning? there are new developments emerging even as we speak. >> reporter: well, there's a great deal going on behind the scenes, but now there's a great effort to make sure that the principle players and many of the people involved in these investigations no longer speak publicly about what is going on. the judge issuing a gag order. ever since that has happened, it's become much more difficult to be able to report on this story and to keep up with what is going on. but we're told a few days ago by the police chief here in aurora that today, tuesday, would be the day defense attorneys would get a chance to go through the movie theater to do their own analysis inside the movie theater and gather thei
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Jul 18, 2012 9:00am PDT
to interview her for cnn international. you can continue the conversation with me on kyra on twitter, and cnn international starts right now with suzanne malveaux. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> welcome the "newsroom international, i'm suzanne malveaux. in afghanistan a talliban bomb destroyed 24 tankers carrying supplies for taliban forces. and now military officials say that the insurgent attacks have increased in the last 12 weeks. all right. check it out. crazy huge chunk of ice floating free in the north atlantic and it is massive off of the coast of greenland and it is twice the size of manhattan, and snapped off of a glacier this week and scientists say it is probably because of global warming, but too early to say for sure. ♪ >> oh children in south africa singing to nelson mandela on today, his 94th birthday. civil rights icon and south africa africa's first black president turns 94 on what is officially mandela day in the country. >>> and what is most important today is what sis happening in syria and the most important develop
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Jul 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
he misspoke in that conference call. let's bring in our cnn chief political analyst gloria borger in "the situation room" as well. the ad we just saw in dan's piece, part of a broader picture that the obama administration, the obama campaign is trying to project. >> as you know this is the summer when it's time to define your opponent. it's not rocket science here, wolf. what the obama campaign is trying to do is paint a very, very unflattering portrait of mitt romney. he is, according to the obama campaign, secretive, tax avoiding businessman who outsources jobs and cares nothing about the middle class. that is of course on top of his wealth. so it's a caricature but sometimes care ka churs can stick particularly when you're spending $25 million a month most of which is in negative advertising. so that can stick. and the problem for romney right now is that unless he releases his taxes or continues to -- or give some more information about his taxes or even bain, these questions will be raised. don't forget, wolf, you were there. these questions were raised by his republican oppo
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Jul 22, 2012 3:00pm PDT
>>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon in the "cnn newsroom" and i'm reporting live from aurora, colorado, this evening. you can see a lot is happening this hour and we will get you started with the latest developments in the theater shooting that has left 12 people dead so far and wounded more than 50. president barack obama is here in town tonight. he is in aurora, and he arrived at buckley air force base just a short time ago. when the president arrived, it was dry and now it is raining. you can see and hear the rain around me. he is meeting privately with family members of those people who were gunned down in the packed movie theater. he is also joined by the mayor of aurora and also governor george hick enlooper of colorad. and these are some of the people on the president's mind today in aurora, the men and the women and one child and 12 people who died early friday in that shooting. let me just tell you that a citywide prayer vigil is set for a few hours from now, and of course, we will be covering it for you. and from the police today, they are still not saying anything
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Jul 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
than a year, 27-year-old serviceman john larimer was in his first posting. in a phone call with cnn, his father, scott, said that they are struggling with the news that he was shot and killed in the movie theater, and he says that the thoughts and prayers are with the families of the other victims. >>> amid the tragedy that this commu community has endured, there are amazing stories of survival. corbin bates was in the theater when the gunman opened fire and saw the whole thing happen with his friend jennifer seeger. when i spoke with corbin last night, i asked him what it was like to be back at the scene of friday's tragedy. >> honestly, when i look at the building, i get really a blank feeling inside. it is kind of hard to look at it. i try not to think of the event that took place, because i am still seeing the flashbacks of the first thing i saw. >> you said you don't even like to look at it. you don't want to look over as pointing. >> i will look over, but it is giving me a very uncomfortable feeling. >> so you are so close that last night jennifer said last night that the gunm
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Jul 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT
on. cnn's tom foreman has been investigating. tom, take us inside what was clearly designed to be a death trap, that apartment. you've been looking at how it was all assembled. >> yeah, wolf. this is really one of the great mysteries of the story. exactly what was the configuration inside this apartment. i want to talk about what we do know. look at this video from a few days back when authorities were trying to get in to this place. they were looking through the window moving very slowly. all explanations are because inside they were being met with an array of different explosives and triggers and potential problems. what do we know about what was inside that apartment? well f you look at this diagram here, it gives you some idea of what we're pretty certain of at this point. in the middle of the room were about 30 of these canisters, each about the size of a softball. this is the same sort of thing they use for fireworks displays that shoot up into the air. these we believe were packed with black powder. now, the way they were packed and the way they were wired would make
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Jul 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: wolf, naacp leaders told cnn they praised mitt romney for showing what they called courage in coming to this convention today. but safe to say mitt romney did not hide his positions on issues that are dear to the civil rights group. and members of the naacp did not hide their feelings about mitt romney. >> honorable mitt romney this morning is our speaker. [ applause ] >> reporter: at first the applause for mitt romney at the naacp was polite. but that did not last long. when the gop contender pledged to get the national debt under control in part by repealing the president's health care law, the crowd let him have it. >> and so to do that i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obama care. and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> reporter: the boos lasted 15 seconds. the most sustained negative response romney has received in this campaign. the chair of the naacp's national board said members objected to romney's use of the term obama care, a buzz word coined by the critics. >> that was a loaded statement. and the crowd
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Jul 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Jul 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the sun, romney sidestepped the controversy in an interview with cnn's piers morgan. >> you've been criticized for knocking the british enthusiasm. are you feeling it now? >> well, i'm delighted to see the kind of support that has been around the torch for instance. >> reporter: the uproar in london reached its crescendo when the city's mayor taunted romney in front of 60,000 people. >> there's a guy called mitt romney who wants to know whether we're ready. he wants to know whether we're ready. are we ready? [ cheers and applause ] are we ready? yes, we are! >> reporter: he's also taking heat that a meeting, norm le kept seek ri. >> i appreciate the insight and perspectives of the leaders as well as the head of the mi6 as we discussed syria. >> reporter: romney's top surrogates are brushing it off saying openings in the next two legs israel in po lapd. >> poland had the rug pulled on them on missile defense. >> reporter: president obama had his own awkward moments in britain last year when he tried to toast queen elizabeth as an orchestra played. >> in the words of shakespeare to th
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Jul 16, 2012 10:00am PDT
malveaux. this hour in the "cnn newsroom," preview president obama's speech. he's expected to speak in ohio an ahour. plus people in florida call it a loss but the governor calls it a win. that's the latest in the voter registration rules. want too get down to to here. jobs, taxes, hot topic in the presidential race. that's what president obama is going to talk about in the next hour. the president's holding a town hall meeting in cincinnati. he's going to tell the crowd that mitt romney's corporate tax policies would create jobs in other countries. this is the president's eighth trip to ohio this year. recent polling there shows him leading romney, 47% to 38%. ohio, of course, a crucial state in november election. want to bring in dan lothian. more on what we can expect from the president as well as jim acosta, he's got latest reaction from the romney camp. dan, first to you. we know the president, he's going to talk about corporate taxes, specifically focusing on romney support for eliminating taxes on the foreign income of american companies. what's the message here? >> reporter: well, t
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Jul 16, 2012 1:00pm EDT
shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use that database, how to go through that database. once that happens they'll begin the process of sending names of questionable people to supervisors of elections in the various counties. now, democrats are saying already that, look, it seems very suspicious that governors in republican states all of a sudden have gotten together and are trying to go through and purge voter records. >> what i fine disingenuous is the fact that all of these republican governors from all over the country who live thousands of miles apart seem to have come up with a situation where they've come up with the same idea of a voter purge at the same time and with the very same methodology. i'm skeptical. there's very few coincidences in life. and there are none i
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Jul 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
on a remark romney made questioning london's readiness for the olympics. cnn national correspondent jim acosta is in london for us. jim, what's happening now with mitt romney? >> reporter: candy, mitt romney woke up to headlines he did not anticipate when he embarked on this overseas trip. but his campaign is confident he can clear the next hurdles ahead. mitt romney hit the reset button on his overseas charm offensive during his lone public meeting of the day in london he was asked by the leader of ireland about how he had to walk to the irish embassy due to the city's intense pre-olympic traffic. romney's response. romney is walking on egg shells and eager to please after he was blasted by british leaders for appearing to question london's readiness to host the olympic games dubbed the party pooper in the daily mail, mitt the twit in the sun, romney sidestepped the controversy in an interview with cnn's piers morgan. >> you've been criticized for knocking the british enthusiasm. are you feeling it now? >> well, i'm delighted to see the kind of support that has been around the torch for insta
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Jul 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and all of the men were in a meeting when the bomb went off. cnn does not have reporters or camera crews in syria right now, but arwa damon is watching this unfold from beirut, and arwa, we are talking about the president's closest advisers and a family member dead. how monumental is this? is this a turning point? >> well sh, it is difficult to that just yet. this is however an attack that has pierced the very core of assad's inner circle. a number of the officials you listed were pat of the oleet group who are around the president, and most certainly contains the most trusted advisers including his brother-in-law assef shawkat who is believed to be the strongman behind the scenes. this is the national security building we are seeing there in an area of damascus which certa certainly has an incredibly intention security presence as you would imagine and not to mention a number of plain clothes government thugs who effectively patrol the whole area, and this is certainly an inside job. someone had access to that building. now, the free syrian army, a bit of conflicting reports, but one of
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Jul 25, 2012 3:00pm EDT
of health. you go on cnn.com. you'll see or story and it lists many of the hospitals involved. >> thank you. >>> a city is very much so on edge. the violence out of hand all over shootings by police. we're live if anaheim, next. >>> cal ripken's mother abducted by gun point. we're learning more about this incident for her. [ male announcer ] if you have to take care of legal matters. legalzoom has an easy and affordable option. you get quality services on your terms, with total customer support, backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. so go to legalzoom.com today and see for yourself. backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. [siri] sirianother busy day today.ke? are you serious? [siri] yes i'm not allowed to be frivolous. ah ok, move my 4 o'clock today to tomorrow. change my 11am to 2. [siri] ok marty, i scheduled it for today. is that rick? where's rick? [siri] here's rick. oh, no that's not rick. now, how's the traffic headed downtown? [siri] here's the traffic. ah, it's terrible, terrible! driver, driver! cut across, cut across, we'll never make it downtown this way. i like you siri, yo
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Jul 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT
president obama deliver? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile. post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on "the situation room" facebook page. wolf. >>> jack, thank you. the men behind one of the most memorable slogans in u.s. political history, they are here in "the situation room" today. they've just changed "it's the economy stupid" to something new. standby for that. >>> and later, why an egyptian couple, get this, they packed their baby in the luggage literally. >>> and right now congress is asking questions about an alleged cover-up. we're getting exclusive look at the filthy horrifying conditions inside a hospital supported by millions, millions of your tax dollars. [ manager 1 ] out here in the winds, i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ chirp ] [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ chirp ] [ chirp ] [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "done." with access to the fastest push-to-talk and three t
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Jul 17, 2012 10:00am PDT
malveaux. this hour in the "cnn newsroom" we're focusing on the -- obesity drug, and the worst drought in america since the 1950s. want to get right to it. president obama, mitt romney raising money and rallying their supporters this hour. romney holding a campaign rally in irwin, pennsylvania. that's about 20 minutes from now. he also attends a private fund-raiser in pittsburgh. president, he's going to be speaking at a fund-raiser in san antonio. we expect to hear from him any minute. we're going to take you there live when he starts his remarks. we're going to have live coverage from the romney rally. that is also happening later this hour. >>> relatives of two missing girls in iowa say they are now bracing for the worst but hoping, hoping for the best. 8-year-old elizabeth collins and 10-year-old lera cook were seen friday riding their bikes near a lake. the girls' aunt appeared on hln along with the mom and she says the family is frustrated and confused. >> it's very baffling to understand how someone got off with a 10-year-old and an 8-year-old at the same time because it's as th
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Jul 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in our brand new cnn orc poll. and the surprising divide over which candidate they think will do a better job. also, a stunning turn in the strained relationship between the united states and pakistan. the pakistani government reopening a critical supply route for the united states and its allies as the secretary of state, hillary clinton, apologizes for the deadly nato attack that ultimately shut down that supply route. >>> and it's not a hose or shovel, but it's a laptop. why computers are now a cutting edge tool in the battle against the raging colorado wildfires. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> first to our brand new cnn orc polls. this is issue number one, the economy. and a surprising jump in the number of americans who believe the economy will eventually get better. take a look at this. when asked about what economic conditions will be like next year, 60% now say they believe they will be good compared to only 39% who say conditions will be poorer. last fall when we asked the same question, those numbers were very different indeed. only 39% saying things would
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Jul 20, 2012 9:00am PDT
>>> this is cnn breaking news. >> well, i was trying to crawl out, but everybody was crawling back in and they said don't go over there, because he is going to shoot everybody who is trying to get out of the main doors, and he was. >> it was a night of the movies that turned into a day of tragedy and shock and grief. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn head quarters and we are preempting "k "cnn international" and we new now welcome in our viewers who are watching around the world. you are watching cell phone video capturing the chaos after a man burst into a theater in aurora, colorado, and opened fire. at least 12 people were killed. 38 others wounded. now the theater, it was packed with people attending the premier of a new batman movie "the dark knight rises." the gunman starts this rampage and the police arrest this suspect identified as 24-year-old james holmes in the parking lot. witnesses describes what happens in this terrifying scene. >> he came in and he started lighting a gas can, and he threw it into the crowd. at that point, he shot his first fire into the ceiling to scare ev
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Jul 17, 2012 1:00pm EDT
on the flights while authorities are investigating this. cnn's sandra endo, she's following the story. >> suzanne, the fbi and local authorities in the netherlands are trying to find out how the needles got into those thuurkey sandwiches. the needles found in sandwiches on flights from amsterdam to minneapolis, and atlanta. two needs found by passengers and one by an air marshal. the airline notified all 18 flights from amsterdam to stop serving sandwiches. here's what one passenger who got one of the contaminated sandwiches said when he spoke with station kstp. >> i bit down on it so i wasn't biting down on the sharp side but the flat side. it could have been, you know, a bad injury orally but had i taken a big swallow and swallowed that down, i'd have a needle inside. that would be very concerning to me. >> the sandwiches were prepared in amsterdam to delta. in a statement a spokesperson for the company says this is a terribly upsetting situation. first and foremost is the safety of the traveling public. there's nothing more important to us at all than the safety of the passengers and crews. ga
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Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT
the victims familying telling cnn they thought it was an act. this whole dazed demeanor. are we seeing the beginning, possibly of an insanity defense here? >> i think that's probably the only defense here. we've got so many witnesses in a case like this. he was caught basically red handed with the weapons in front of his car dressed as you mentioned with the gas mask and a helmet and body armor. the only defense i can see would be the insanity defense. to your point about whether or not he was malingering. we know this is a very bright person. someone who graduated with a neuro science degree. he studied for his phd before he withdrew. he is not cooperating with the police investigation. he asked for an attorney. if you asked for an attorney you understand the nature of the vents and charges against you. there could be something to these folks that think this is a very smart person who has the wherewi wherewithal to ask for an attorney and sits in court and appears incompetent. the court is probably going to try to determine whether or not he is competent. i think we will be hearing so
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Jul 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
on the weekend here here on cnn. thank you. >>> now our two. >>> top of the hour. all eyes on syria. we are talking about potential cracks in the regime of syria's bashar assad. we've talked a lot about the city in aleppo. it's the largest city. it's like the new york city. now the rebels claim to have captured this army installation. they released this video via youtube. they claim to have captured yet another police station. what your about to see next is tough to look at. fair warning. this is the aftermath of government shelling. you see blood everywhere. unconfirmed reports say the attack killed 15 people and wounded more than 20. government forces continue sporadic shelling and we await this full scale. just a short time ago i talked to a spanish journalist inside aleppo. he told me that right now the city is in the hands of the rebels. >> reporter: they are just running the city. they are running the police and the hospitals. they are running everything and for the moment the shelling has diminished a bit. it's not like the days before. they are kpmting a major offensive tomorrow
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